Max Heine

Rush Tech Skills Rodeo supports service strategy

Service, more than brands or products alone, will drive the success of Rush Enterprises, said W.M. "Rusty" Rush, CEO and president.

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November factory report confirms weak second half

If it seems like manufacturing-related freight has slowed in the second half, that’s because it has. At least the November survey of executives by the Institute for Supply Management supports that.

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Fun with numbers: Cutting fuel use by 30%

It’s often interesting, if not downright amusing, to see what gets published about trucking from those outside the industry. Midwest Energy News covered a report released by the Carbon War Room this week about fuel-saving technology. CWR says the right equipment and systems could save a heavy-duty truck $26,400 a year in fuel, meaning the upgrades would pay for themselves in 18 months. The CWR report assumes 130,000 miles a year, 6.5 miles per gallon and $4 ...

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Driving blindfolded or asleep? Avoid these states

Atlas Van Lines has put together a clever infographic highlighting statistics about distracted driving and safety.

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72 years later, those wheels sing a colorful song

“Singing Wheels" is a treasure of old trucks and truckers, dock and highway scenes, and more, packaged with the hype and patriotism of the early 1940s.

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An easy way to stream your favorite talk shows

A free app simplifies the process of finding and playing podcasts. Stitcher, available for iPhone and Android, offers the latest news, politics, sports, business and entertainment.

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A forecast revisited: ‘Big-rig truck fleets will be driverless’

One impetus for driverless vehicles is that the vast majority of accidents are due to human error. With today's technology, a robo-vehicle can constantly analyze its surroundings – moving and non-moving objects – and respond appropriately.

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Safety and fuel economy at 85 mph

Given the toll, safety worries and the inability or unwillingness of many truckers to drive 85 mph, heavy-duty trucks could be underrepresented on the new part of SH 130.

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How to get caught up for the election

The Haul the Vote website provides a great resource for getting registered to vote, seeing who will be on your ballot, and learning about issues inside and outside of trucking.

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Accident took Mack engineer, but his legacy lives on

Hood ornaments of many sorts have become popular with owner-operators in recent years, but it’s still hard to beat one of the originals. It’s the Mack Bulldog, which turns 80 years old today. For you sticklers who wonder what’s special about today, Mack Trucks notes that a patent for the hood ornament was granted Oct. 11, 1932. The bulldog motif itself started much earlier. During World War I, British soldiers nicknamed the Mack AC models “Bulldog ...

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